This week, many people asked to talk to me about the senseless loss of life in Orlando. There are so many thoughts and feelings. But how can we make sense of something that makes no sense? The thing is, we can’t. Our brains are wired to try to understand it but no matter how hard we try, there is no rational explanation.
The only thing we can do is collectively feel our grief for those we lost. Whether we knew them directly or not doesn’t matter. We still feel badly. We understand the pain of those directly affected by imagining – what if this happened closer to home?
As we process our feelings and move forward, it is important to ask ourselves, do we really know the impact we have on others? I don’t think so.
- I don’t think we truly understand how deeply we are loved and cherished by others.
- I don’t think we are aware the significant impact we make in each others’ lives.
- I don’t think we know how deeply we hurt each other by a harsh word, attitude or action.
I believe we need to live more consciously and understand that we all inhabit Mother Earth together. We need to…open our hearts and come from a place of love and compassion. Stop listening to the random negative thoughts we sometimes have that tells us we are less than who we really are. Heal our relationships. Accept and embrace our similarities and differences so we can live in harmony.
The truth is… we cannot change what happened, but we can still make the world a better place one kindness, one gesture and one action at a time.
With Love, Peace and Harmony,